Decker School of Nursing


A professional school with a reputation for excellence

The Decker School of Nursing at Binghamton University provides outstanding preparation in nursing education, scholarship and practice. Ranked the eighth best nursing school in New York state, the school has earned an enviable reputation among nursing programs worldwide and is recognized for its commitment to educational excellence and as growing leader in nursing research, as demonstrated by the accomplishments of our Kresge Center for Nursing Research.

Degree programs

The Decker School offers bachelor's, master's, post-master's certificate, doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) and doctoral (PhD) in nursing programs. The success rate of our graduates is outstanding, with many assuming leadership roles in practice, education and administration throughout the nation.

  • Our undergraduate programs provide a solid foundation from which baccalaureate-prepared candidates are poised to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
  • The master's and doctoral programs reflect a commitment to improving the health of rural communities through education of nurses to provide the highest quality care for rural individuals, families and communities. 


All programs of the Decker School of Nursing are accredited by the New York State Board of Regents.

  • The undergraduate and master's programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through June 30, 2019.
  • The doctorate in nursing practice and all advanced-practice post-graduate certificate programs are accredited by CCNE through June 30, 2020. 

Our namesake

The Decker Foundation, established by G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker (a local dentist and his wife) supports educational and healthcare activities in the region, and in December 1989 awarded the School of Nursing at Binghamton University a $1 million grant. The school was renamed to honor of these generous benefactors; we are proud to carry the Decker name as a legacy to their generosity and belief in the power of education.


Last Updated: 2/28/17